No details were given regarding what character the Oscar-nominated actress may play, but she joins previously-confirmed cast members Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Kathy Bates, who joined the Season 3 cast in February.
Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of "American Horror Story: Coven."— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 29, 2013
Last month, we reported that Season 3 will partially take place in New Orleans. Here's what Ryan Murphy had to say about the upcoming season at PaleyFest 2013 last month.
"It's about a lot of things. It's a really cool story that we've been talking about for a couple of years actually, and this seemed the year to do it. The fun thing is researching what are the really haunted places in America, and we have a couple doozy locales."
The season will also be set in a number of unconfirmed cities. It isn't known when shooting will begin. Gabourey Sidibe can next be seen in The Big C, which starts its fourth and final season tonight, April 29, with "The Quality of Life" on Showtime.